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ACA Rolling Endorsement – June 2-3, 2012

Chris Raab ( will be doing a rolling endorsement at Lake Sebago on June 2-3. This event is for people who want to learn how to teach rolling. In order to participate in this event you must be able to effectively do at least one type of roll. In order to be assessed, you must be any level ACA instructor.

This event is only open to ACA members. The fee for this event is $260 for the 2 days and includes the  ACA daily. Please RSVP to me ( by May 25 if you are interested in participating in this instruction since there are still a few openings.

Feel free to contact me with any questions that you may have.


Linda Peterson

Camp Director of ACA/Lake Sebago

2011 CanoeSport On-Line

The 2011 edition of CanoeSport is now on-line and ready for download. You will find schedules, rental cabin applications, the Season Pass form for ACA Camp at Lake Sebago, and much more. There are lot of exciting activities scheduled – start marking your calendars.

All links are interactive. CanoeSport 2011 Web Version

All ACA Atlantic Division members will also have a copy of CanoeSport mailed to them later this month.

Farmington Slalom

Title: Farmington Slalom
Location: Rte 8, Toland State Forest, MA
Detailed Information: Click here
Description: Two Day Whitewater Slalom Race
Start Date: 2010-09-18
End Date: 2010-09-19

Race Description: The Farmington Slalom is the oldest operating whitewater slalom in the United States. The Brandywine Slalom was an older event but is no longer operating. The Farmington Slalom has been held on the same site for more than fifty years, although it was held in April in it’s formative years. For the past twenty years it has been held on the weekend after Columbus Day weekend at the height of the “Fall Colors” season.

Many thanks to the management at Tolland State Forest for providing the water release that makes the race possible. The race site is at the entrance to Tolland State Forest just off Route 8, mile marker 7, just South of Otis, MA, and just North of the Connecticut state line, on the Farmington River. The river is mild class 2 at the race site. This race is the final New England Slalom Series race of the season and will be run as a two day race with first runs Saturday afternoon and second runs on Sunday.

Labor Day Weekend Fun

Novelty Scupper Racing

Join the fun at the Atlantic Division Camp at Lake Sebago this Labor Day weekend. Activities include “Rock to Dock” contest and canoe sailing on Saturday plus Novelty Scupper Races for children of all ages on Sunday. Scupper races will be followed by the 50th Anniversary of John Callahan calling the Square Dance at the Pavilion. To celebrate the great anniversary, the Camp Committee has made the square dance free of charge. Donations including brownies will be accepted.

For ACA members and their guests.

Down Memory Lane at Lake Sebago

Canoeing at Lake Sebago - 1942
Canoeing at Lake Sebago - 1942

Hosted by Sheepshead Canoe Club, a group of campers gathered last weekend in the Pavilion to share memories of times old times. Many brought photos to share and scan and we will share more during the summer. The youngest attendee was 2 1/2 and had a swell time discovering Chinese checkers, the older at 85 is still canoe sailing.